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because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ good morning, america. new at this hour, just plane crazy. three american airlines jets now found with loose seats in the cabin. all causing frightening moments in mid-air. chairs flipping backwards with people inside them. >> we have some seats loose in the back. >> this morning,n airline in crisis. developing health alert. the peanut butter recall widening right now, after a salmonella outbreak. at least 30 people sick in 19 states. most of them children under 10. major retailers, taking name-brand peanut butter off the shelves this morning. swimming with tigers. you heard that right.
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tigers. watch as these perform aers getp close and personal with these tigers. and buckle up. he's tried to eat his own wrist cast, run for president, and tackled at the emmys. now, he's about to get wild and crazy in times square. stephen colbert is getting ready right now to make over "gma." >> i'm going to make "good morning america" the best morning america. and stephen colbert joining team robin. robin is recovering from her bone marrow transplant. lara is off. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. these are pictures right now from hong kong. horrific ferry collision there. 37 dead right now. the crew of the ferry has been
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arrested. we're going to have the details in that coming up. >> what an amazing disaster. we also have an astonishing car accident caught on tape. one of the world's most expensive superstars crashing into a lagoon. was it all a multimillion-dollar disaster? or an elaborate front? we'll weigh on that in a moment. also, an oscar shocker, guys. the man behind some of the naughtiest characters on the small screen and big screen, is the surprise take. who is seth macfarlane? more on him ahead. first, let's get to the latest incident on american airlines. the story first reported here on "gma" on monday. the airline is under investigation by the faa, after seats came loose onboard three different mid-air flights. investigations by the airline has found more loose seats on more planes. jim avila has more on this.
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good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. everything is on stake for american airlines, as passengers wonder what is next after a trash of seat disconnects in midair. american airlines on the offensive this morning after reports of yet another plane, this time an american flight from vail to dallas last wednesday, having rows of seats come loose. the third report in less than a week. >> we have seats loose in the back. and we need to return to base. >> reporter: the airline insisting those frightening maintenance issues, forcing at least two of the jumbo jets to abort their trip, have nothing to do with the airline's bankruptcy or labor troubles. >> this is a mechanical issue. it's not related to anything despite all of the rumors and speculation. >> reporter: that may not be enough for frightened passengers for this woman, too skiddish to allow her face to be shown. >> the seat flipped backwards. so, people were essentially on
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the laps of the passengers behind them with their legs up in the air. >> reporter: this morning, american tells abc news, it is inspecting eight 757s in its fleet which had new seats installed recently. the nation's third-largest airline saying, contrary to those headlinemaking flight delays in september, double the norm, aefr fights over pilots as part of a labor action, this more serious safety issue has nothing to do with disgruntled workers. >> these are unrelated to the issues with the aircraft with the seat issues. >> reporter: but not everyone is convinced. aviation experts says they can't remember one case of detached seats, much less three in less than a week. >> it could be sabotage. or it could just be sloppiliness. either way, it's a disaster for the airline. >> reporter: "the wall street journal" travel editor warned
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against flighting american. now, some aviation experts warn against booking with the airline before the airline finds out what's behind the seat issues. >> bad news for american airlines. let's turn to josh elliott and the latest on the headlines and that disaster. >> in hong kong. we're going to start with breaking news overnight. a deadly disaster, in one of the busiest waterways of the world. 37 people have been killed and more than 100 rushed to hospitals after a passenger boat collided with a ferry you saw there off of hong kong. the boat was packed with families heading to a holiday firework show. at least six crew members have been arrested for negligence. here at home, an amtrak train carrying 160 passengers collided with a tractor-trailer in california. 21 people were injured. officials say the truck driver failed to yield at a crossing. meanwhile, a short time later, just ten miles away, another truck plowed into a
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different train. the driver of that truck was seriously hurt in the crash. and some dramatic video here as a massive explosion tore through this warehouse in canada that stores fuel for race cars. that would explain the inferno. thousands of gallons going up in flames. hundreds of homes had to be evacuated. no one was hurt. and american express has agreed to pay nearly $113 million in refunds and fines to settle claims it deceived customers with its markets and billing practices. some 250,000 cardholders will get refunds. a major recall to bring you by honda. 2003-2007, accord v6 is being recalled because of a faulty power steering hose that could cause a fire. honda won't have replacement parts ready until early next year. and look at this. a brazen daylight heist in california. two men, armed with pick axes made off with some $2 million in
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gems and gold from the state mining museum. they couldn't get their hands on the biggest prize of all. that's a nearly 14-pound crystaline cold. they tried to get that. but it triggered an alarm and managed to escape. no such luck for a 10-year-old in philadelphia, who decided to take a furniture truck for a joyride. you can see him there. the truck hitting a few cars at a very low speed, five in all. then, the boy gets out. tries to run away. people on the street quickly move in. they surrounded him. and the 10-year-old, young lad is now in custody. finally, scientists amazed and frankly so am i, after watching video from an underwater experiment. they tied a canister full of bait with chains. essentially, this octopus began untying the cable straps holding
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the bait to the chain. it took quite a while. but he made away with the whole thing. scientists have long known, octopus, a smart fella or lady. didn't know it was that smart. >> when you have eight arms, you have a lot of different ways to hold on and untie. >> thanks. the race for the white house, now. it's "your voice, your vote," just 35 days before the final vote. and president obama and mitt romney, one day away from that first and crucial debate. both candidates cramming in private. stakes could not be higher for romney behind, now, in the battleground states. jake tapper is in las vegas, where the president has set up debate camp. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right, both campaigns have been intensity participa participating in mock debates. president obama working on keeping his answers concise. mitt romney trying to get ud to the one-on-one format. in a race this close, both
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candidates know anything could make the difference tomorrow night. mitt romney held a rally in denver overnight, where he previewed tomorrow night's fireworks. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america that we would choose. and the american people have to make their choice as to what kind of america they want. >> reporter: he will likely start the day tomorrow with a workout. he's an elliptical machine kind of guy. the president is at this posh resort in nevada, where he'll, no doubt, be hitting the gym before another day of debate practice. while he may be strong physically, he admits he's out of debate shape. romney debated most recently in february. >> i think the earmarks, we had it with them. >> reporter: the last time the president debated was almost four years ago. >> we need a president who is going to tackle it head-on. >> reporter: it's not clear how much this is lowering expectations. but sources tell abc news, that the president's debate prep has been exhausting and he's clearly out of practice. something he talked about working the phones at this campaign office.
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>> they're keeping me indoors all the time. they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: george, in the latest quinnipiac poll, president obama leads mitt romney, helping the president in that number, an 18-point lead among women voters. romney leads among men voters by ten points. that could be the difference in this election. >> the trash-talking among candidates is getting comical among campaign staff. what is the obama team expecting from romney tomorrow night? a candidate on attack? >> reporter: in key moments, when romney needs to attack, he has, to dispatch newt gingrich or rick parry. they are planning for that tomorrow night. >> we'll have the debates tomorrow night at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. a recall that began with peanut butter, sold at the
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grocery chain trader joe's, is widening after a salmonella outbreak. 30 people sick in 19 states so far. most of them kids under the age of 10. now, the company that supplied that peanut butter are recalling other nut products that are sold at some of the nation's biggest retailers. let's bring in dr. richard besser now. rich, this recall includes 101 different products, including products that aren't peanut butter. just products made with nuts. i wanted to throw everything out of my kitchen. >> that's a lot of products. it's covering a lot of different brands. you have to check the list to see if your products are there. for some kids, peanut butter is the main stay of their diet. don't do that. >> we know a million people get salmonella poisoning every year. but kids under 10, what are the symptoms? >> you worry about children, the elderly, and anyone with immune problems. about 12 hours to 3 days after eating something that's contaminated, cramps,
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diarrhea, poisoning. if a child looks real sick, take them in. there are danger signs. high fever is one of those. severe stomach pain. a child who can't take in anything. can't keep anything down. listless, just lying around. if you see any blood coming out of anywhere, have them seen. those can be signs of a severe infection. >> and those symptoms lost more than a day or so? >> if they last longer than a week, be seen. >> rich besser, thanks so much. you can find a full list of all the recalled brands at right here on yahoo! to rome, now. and a case that will reveal secrets from the pope's household. pope benedict's butler has been charged with stealing documents from the pope's desk, passing them on to a reporter. he will take the stand today in a trial. and jeffrey kofman is there to cover it. >> reporter: the pope's butler says he leaked documents to
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expose evil corruption in the church. today, he is facing vatican justice. and we are getting a rare glimpse inside a world that feeds on secrecy. >> he seemed calm, serious. a bit tense at times. >> reporter: no one was closer to the pope, waking him in the morning, bringing him his meals. but investigators raided his apartment, they carried off 82 boxes of evidence, including stolen documents. he is accused of being the source of damning leaks that filled the papers here all spring. saying the vatican was a sea of prupgs and coneyism. people buying audiences with the pope. >> it became painfully clear he does not have his hands on the rudder. he looks very much like a weak pope. >> reporter: the pope returned to the vatican yesterday after three months at his summer
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residence outside rome. at 85, he is noticeably in decline. the papacy -- the leader blind to the intrigue and infighting all around him. as for the 46-year-old father of three who lives at the vatican, he has said he leaked the documents out of loyalty to the pope, inspired by the holy spirit. no one here believes the butler really did it on his own. he has been on the stand all morning, sticking to his defense. these proceedings expected to end by the weekend. he could go to jail for four years. but he's asked the pope for a pardon. that's very likely, we're told, what will happen. george? >> jeffrey, thanks. potentially explosive trial there. >> sounds like something out of a movie. now, to a disturbing story out of san diego seaworld, where a killer whale is recovering from a mysterious wound. the big question, did it come from an accident? or from an attack from another whale? abc's cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: this is what orcas
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do best at seaworld san diego, put on a killer show. but now, an 11-year-old killer whale at the park is injured, with a gaping whole so big, you can see his exposed jawbone. seaworld says he was injured when he somehow came in contact with a portion of the pool. but animal rights activist says an anonymous whistleblower told them that he was attacked by other orcas. >> you can't keep three males together in a fish pond. they'll have nowhere to go unless they can swim through concrete when they feel aggressive. >> reporter: peta has filed a complaint with the department of agriculture. >> it's hard to say if killer whales are playing rough or if these are just aggressive interactions between individuals. >> reporter: seaworld says
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veterinarians determined the injury is not an animal bite. and provided this video to abc news, showing him now on the mend. trainers and veterinarians say they are closely monitoring his recovery and treating him with antibiot antibiotics. >> he's doing very well, interacting with all of the whales at seaworld. >> reporter: experts say it's a reminder that these cute, capti captive creatures are wild and dangerous. for abc news, cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. now, the big surprise for next year's oscars. seth macfarlane, who created "the family guy" cartoon has been cast as the host. chris connelly has more on this out-of-the box pick. >> oh, the mic's over there. this is what happens when you don't come to rehearsal. >> reporter: he will now. unlike at the emmys because seth
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mcfarlane will be hosting the academy awards. >> this should be huge news to you. >> of course, it's wonderful news. but the fact you're getting almost brand-new bathing suits is also good news. >> reporter: the oscar's white tie way back when, a guy like macfarlane might not have gotten tickets to the show. >> i love you, katie. >> i love you, too, tom. oh, my god. i'm free. >> reporter: macfarlane's face may not be so familiar. but a writer, animator and character voice, macfarlane has been raising historical laughter, ever since fox put "family guy" on the air in 1989. >> look at my fanny. >> reporter: this summer, macfarlane led "ted" to box office success. that got him a well-deserved
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hosting spot on "snl." ♪ it's hard to keep them quiet >> reporter: the academy awards producers, with approval of academy awards brass, picked the host. and many agree macfarlane is a bold host. >> maybe some of those younger males will tune in to the show. >> reporter: for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> sam, i heard you laughing over there. didn't know you were such a big "family guy" fan. >> i know it's crazy. i love the sound of stewy. we're going to start with pictures out of a big, soaking rain system that's shuffling east. it did its damage over nashville. over four inches of rain. these are from wkrn. we'll show you how most of the eastern seaboard has showers. but west of that is the dry line. pittsburgh, columbus, lexington,
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charleston. raleigh, you're in line for the storms. we know there's soaking rain involved in this. we've seen it. get prepared for what could be heavy downpours. to the west, slightly cooler temperatures. 105 in burbank. we know the heat will be there, a little less. san francisco was 90 yesterday. you're 85 today. >> good morning. i am jacqui jeras. we have some showers.
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spots across the area. we are watching this one r shower out of prince fairfaxheading into county. of the. some sprinkles and the county. dulles. acrosscross -- 50's s of the west. 70's and 80's are back by tomorrow. >> a lot of weather to talk about this morning. snow in montana. snow in new hampshire. big chill coming later this week. >> no. >> yeah. >> go back. coming up on "gma," we have another story, a tragedy on campus. a college freshman leaves behind a cryptic message right before her death. or is it a clue to her murder? and look at this car accident caught on tape. was it a multimillion-dollar disaster or a superbig scam?
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gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that thear entitled to health care, to f td, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they suld take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:26. i am steve chenevy. in his october 2. dc could lower the funds for
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tickets issued by speed and red light camera. the examiner reporting that they restructuringold funds as soon as this fall. this after a number of that they are using money.gram to make the city continues to sit is to increase safety. as a little too all morning on good morning washington" -- celebratingd fans their one of their first division title since moving to d.c. in a 2005. celebrating.e despite losing the game to the phillies last night, they nl east.the news channel 8 will have war and h report in just a minutes. let us get a quick check on the commute. fromout what is happening angela foster. morning. looking at quite a few the beltway in maryland. an accident on the inner loop between connecticut avenue and georgia.
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causing two lanes, major delays. at nutley.6 very slow. traveling and about 395, no lanes open.ur all just slow traffic. ?ow is our forecast for today side.the wet camera here. you can see the raindrops here on the lens. moving inside the beltway and well.he district as showers to the east of manassas. skies today, occasional showers. 72 7to the 6. be warmer than that. tomorrow, in the
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hey, everybody. i'm so excited about hosting "good morning america." i hope george and i do a cooking segment. maybe meth. i'm not really a morning person. >> whatever it takes, stephen colbert. he's here right now, getting ready. there he is. reading his own book in the dressing room. >> hello. >> are we taking care of you so far? >> absolutely. i am jazzed to be here, george. >> jazzed. >> i wonder what took him to get jazzed this morning. he's joining team robin. his new book right there. robin on medical leave. >> it's great to be here this morning. we have a puzzling story.
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a million dollar sports car crash caught on tape. the owner is facing trial. accused of deliberately driving his expensive car into a swamp. was it an accident? or an elaborate fraud? also, we've been showing you this video this morning. startling. a man wrestling and swimming with 500-pound tigers on purpose. he's a professional. but he has a lot of people worried about the potential consequences. as you can see, there are certainly many of them. >> that is stunning tape. we're going to get to all of that. right now, we begin with a brutal killing of a new york college student. alexandra kogut was found dead inin her dormroom. and her boyfriend, a star athlete, has been charged with her murder, after a clue posted on her twitter account just moments before her death. >> we have insights into the days day days and hours of alexandra
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kogut through twitter. mostly, they tweeted in anticipation in anticipation to see her at college. but it ended in one final and serious message from her. all over the state of university new york campus near rochester, purple and white balloons. a way to pay tribute to the life of alexandra kogut, a freshman who had been on campus for a month, when police say her boyfriend, clayton whittemore, beat her in her dormroom. overnight, students and faculty consoled one another during a vigil on campus. >> she was so excited when he was coming. there was no sign of anything. >> reporter: kogut and whittemore went to the same high school. and based on twitter messages, both were excited about his visit this weekend.
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after a playful back and forth about food he was going to bring her, she tweeted, see you soon. it's her final two-word message that police find so cryptic. at 12:13 a.m., she tweeted, should have known. authorities believe shortly after that, whittemore killed the freshman. >> the victim's mother showed concern. the university police went to the room and found the body. >> reporter: around 4:00 a.m., about 100 miles away at a rest stop, police arrested whittemore, a student at utica college and standout hockey player who was featured in athlete of the week in 2010. according to the complaint, whittemore initially admitted to killing his girlfriend but didn't give a motive. on saturday, he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. >> she was so bubbly all the time and happy. she was just the best friend
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anyone could ask for. >> reporter: in a statement released by kogut's family, they describe her as a bright, beautiful young woman whose lovely and sweet demeanor was infectious. her funeral is scheduled to take place on thursday. whittemore is being held without bail. now, to the incredible video at the center of a multimillion-dollar fraud trial. a man driving a supercar, swerving into a texas lagoon. the insurance company says he did it to collect the $2 million policy. but abc's john schriffen is here with more on what's developing. >> reporter: the reason this video has more than 3 million hits online is because of the car. it's so rare, experts say you may never see one in your lifetime. imagine a car enthusiast excited to capture the moment he spotted one. now, the amateur video is at the center of a multimillion-dollar
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lawsuit. lawyers say this is a multimillion-dollar disaster or an elaborate fraud. one of just hundreds made and worth a cool $1 million, driving down a highway near houston, texas, three years ago. videotaped by car enthusiasts nearby. when out of nowhere -- but exactly what happened is now at the center of an insurance fraud case slated to begin later this month. at the same of the accident, the car's driver, andy house, told police he dropped his phone. when he looked up, he says he saw a pelican and veered to the right, straight into the salt water marsh. >> about 2 1/2 foot deep. the owner was on the side of the road. he was real calm and everything. >> reporter: just three weeks before the accident, the philadelphia insurance company issued a $2.2 million policy on the car. now, it says house committed
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fraud. that this infamous video shows no pelican and no attempts by house to brake. saying, instead he, quote, intentionally drove the bugatti into the lagoon, to destroy the car and collect insurance proceeds, approximately twice the value of the vehicle. >> this video is exhibit a. it's the critical evidence that the insurance company's relying on to avoid this insurance policy. >> reporter: in the most bizarre twist, it says that house offered him cash to steal the car and set it on fire. this morning, house is countersuing, saying the company owes him $2.2 million. house turned down a request for an interview. but in a statement to abc news overnight, his attorney says, quote, we will not try our case in the media. but will rely on the facts and evidence admitted during the trial of the matter. >> oh. >> reporter: so, what makes this car so expensive? experts say it's the technology under the hood in this massive
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engine, which is why the insurance company was so suspicious when the driver left the engine running submerged in water. according to court documents his excuse, he was being bit by mosquitos. >> come on. a pelican and then mosquito bites? >> that's what he says. >> we'll see what happens in the trial. let's check in with sam champion for a look at the weather. no excuses. >> for people who love cars, that's just -- it's hard -- it's hard. >> sam would have taken the car off his hands. >> i would have given him $1.99. maybe $2. maybe. let's start with pictures. we're going to start with the heat and where summer is holding on. it's been the west coast. where does everyone flee in southern california when you need to cool off? you go to the beach. there's a little bit of coastal fog. the water temperatures's a little cooler. josh, the water temperature's about 67 degrees. you could go to redondo. >> there's a better way.
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go west, young folks. absolutely beautiful. but as everyone who is on the west coast knows, there's plenty of cool air waiting off the shoreline. get ready for the temperatures to go down. i don't think anybody will be complaining. san diego, you go from 85 today into the 70s by the time you get into wednesday. the east coast has plenty of moisture. there will be a lot of soaking rain. check for the areas in purple along the shoreline where it we will see some wet weather. we have raindrops' right now. this is an arlington overlooking d real looking for showers >> all of that weather was brought to you by dove deodorant. coming up, one scary swim. why this man is plunging in with a 500-pound tiger. [ female announcer ] dove go sleeveless presents the latest thing to wear with beautiful tops.
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we're back, now. 7:42. a lot of video that startled us. a trainer water wrestling with a bengal tiger. animal experts are worried about the consequences. abc's john muller with all of the details. good morning, john. >> reporter: fascinating video, george. the show has been taking place since 1991, with no major injuries. but when you see the gigantic cats flying towards these
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handlers, it's terrifying to watch. and it makes you wonder how long the safety record can last. running at full speed. being chased by a full-grown tiger. just waiting for this 450-pound killing machine to pounce. it may look like a movie. but for jeff harwell, it's a tuesday, or any day. he's a trainer at the out of africa wildlife park. and he performs in the tiger arena. where he plays, roughhouses and seemingly taunts the park's tigers in a swimming pool, all in front of an audience. >> we're playing. we're having a good time. all i see is a tiger and her eyes, how intense they are. what is she staring at? and i'm trying to figure out when is she going to spring? >> reporter: that's not to say that all of us have forgotten how dangerous his job can be.
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>> she wanted to do me harm, there's nothing i can do about it. people ask us all the time, aren't you scared? the answer is, yeah. i'm pretty scared a lot of times. >> reporter: but critics say, no matter how well-trained harwell is, performing alongside wild predators doesn't lead to a happy ending. >> eventually someone is going to get killed because they do this on a daily basis. it only takes one time for it to be a tragedy. >> reporter: it's a harsh reality, visitors to exhibits promising up-close animal encounters have seen time and time again. this lion at the mgm vegas, lashed out at trainers in front of stunned guests in 2010. and roadside animal attractions have seen numerous attacks, like this oklahoma boy being pounced on by a tiger cub. all captured by humane society
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cameras. but for jeff harwell, braving animals other see is dangerous is worth it. >> sometimes we're playing it. it's just my tiger and me. >> reporter: many other zoo experts said while they don't want to be in their arena, there is nothing wrong with how out of africa performs. makes you happy we have a desk job, right? >> amazing they made it this long. coming up, wild "play of the day" from josh. and get ready. stephen colbert is on his way, getting ready for us, here on "gma." [ horn honks ] hurry up or we'll miss the bus! come on! ♪ whatcha got there, richard? they're for show & tell. wasn't that yesterday? yup, but the class wants me to do it again. [ male announcer ] tim and richard smucker learned early on just how irresistible their jam really is. so how'd it go today, richard? i shoulda brought more.
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>> that's a big, black bear. dropping by, a woman's house, uninvited. you think this would send everybody running. you would be wrong. listen. >> let me go in your office. he might come after me. >> get down, right now. no. no. down. back. >> she told him. >> now, you should know in the control room, loved this one. i can't imagine why. >> cranky bears. >> this is what the bear hears. if the bear was listening. >> i am totally, like, missing that one. >> we'll explain it in the break. we have stephen colbert standing by. speaking of, stephen? >> hello.
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coming up, stephen colbert,
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jenny mccarthy and kenny rogers and josh is awesome, here on "gma." >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. is 7:56 on this tuesday morning. it has now been one year since occupy d.c. began. the group plans to hold a march rally outside the bank of in downtown d.c. today. they took over k street yesterday. it marks 10 years since the
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that of the attacks terrorized the d.c. area. our sister station newschannel 8 depth report on- the sniper attacks. let's find out what is happening the roads and rails. be a top tuesday and lot of continue to see a delays with rain. 95, also onon for big and in virginia, we're couple ofth a the gw parkway. inbound i-395 has delays and the beltway to the 14th street bridge. it is real wet out there right now. the potomac is right there even the camera does not show it.
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rain is coming down around falls church. we will pick up a good half an inch of rain. showers will be on off all day will warm up tomorrow, the 80's. we will be back at 8:27. i'm barack obama and i approved this message.
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[ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who are dependt upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and soy job b is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.
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♪ born in the usa i was born in the usa ♪ [ cheers and applause ] you know it's october. big crowd out there in times square, on this nice fall morning. robin is recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have elizabeth vargas here. we have a space between us. >> i'm not going to take it personally, george. >> we have a special guest. stephen colbert. >> that's right. oh. ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> he's with us for the rest of the show. good morning. >> good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning. good morning. good morning. good to have you. >> thank you. >> glad to see you again. >> george? sam? >> thank you very much. >> stephen, the last time i was on your show, i came and brought a little bit of a gift. >> yes. >> i think we're going to have it right there. a little jack. >> jack daniels? >> yeah. >> george brought me jack daniels. >> it was jack daniel's. >> exactly. >> i brought you liquid, too, george. this is -- best way to start the day. little juice, with just a float of mountain dew. >> a mountain dew cocktail. >> it will get you there, man.
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>> just what you need at 8:00, too. >> cheers. >> you knock that back. and you have to start teasing, buddy. you have to earn the keep. >> what do we have coming up? good morning. hey, good morning. competition for being the most famous catholic in america. >> who is that? >> she can try. jenny mccarthy is here to tell us about her "bad habits," which is the name of her new book. and what you might call her penchant for posing for "playboy." we'll take a much, much closer look at that. i do mean closer. also ahead -- stephen, you might want to play along in this story, too. the woman with the mission to get every one of us fitted for the right bra. >> it's a problem for me. >>he says most of us are wearing the wrong bra size and don't even know it. >> we went from "playboy" to bra size. >> it's a great segue.
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let's get news, also, from josh. >> here we go, with the turn of all turning. we're going to begin with the scare in mid-flight for american airlines passengers seats, have come loose on a third airline plane. in some cases, chairs just flipping backwards with people inside them. the airline is now inspecting 757s that received new seats. overseas, at least 37 people have died after a ferry collided with a boat in hong kong harbor. the victims, including several children, were headed to a holiday fireworks show. several crew members had been arrested for negligence. e newest poll in the race for president, shows president obama holds a four-point lead over mitt romney. and an 18-point lead among women. the candidates locked away, much like students cramming for a final exam, to prepare for tomorrow's crucial first debate. they are unleashing new attack ads.
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the obama campaign claiming that romney profited from sweatshops in china. the romney campaign saying that the president raised middle-class taxes. both sides will be watching a court decision in pennsylvania today. a judge expected to rule whether a law requiring voters to show a photo i.d. is, in fact, constitutional. and a philadelphia police lieutenant under investigation after punching a woman in the face. the video you see here from the puerto rican day parade, shows the lieutenant striking a woman so hard, she falls to the ground bleeding. police claims she threw beer at them. we'll hear more about this. finally, what every folicly-challenged fella has been waiting to hear. i should recuse myself from this story. a new study finds it -- the pursuit folks, like bruce willis, not only appear tougher and more powerful than more men, they're seen as taller and better leaders. >> and cuter.
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>> guys like patrick stewart, are masculine enough to take on the cable company, as we recently reported. the study did find the guys with full, lustrous hair are found to be more attractive. >> i thought they were going to go with your husband, mark there. >> i keep waiting for him to go all, and go willis. what can i say? >> as far as america knows. >> a little off. a little off. >> i once had a guy come into a men's room and pull my hair. >> to make sure it was real? >> yeah. i did not like that. we do "pop news" right now, right? >> "pop news"? >> for some, it's the real news. we miss lara spencer, by the
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way. it's the news that pops, report. >> i'm honored. >> the edge of glory, once again. we remember the famous meat dress. if you were going to take it one step further, what would you do? gaga strapped it on again. but this time, she dove head-first into a meat grinder. >> that's quite a shock. >> for anybody that wants to do anything. later that night, she was spotted in milan. this is a black dress held together by, just, if you look carefully, a few safety pins. if you want to get gaga's look, here's what you do. steaks are in the freezer. the safety pins are on aisle nine. >> i don't have any dinger. >> there you go. >> she found her dinger. what does that mean? >> that means good one.
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>> is this pavlov's dog? you reward the men on "good morning america" by ringing a bell? >> you know what we've done? we've guaranteed we're going to be the subject of "the colbert report." you can't believe what is going on, can you? >> i'm learning so much about broadcasting. >> ring a bell, get a treat. nick and vanessa lachey, introducing the world to their beautiful baby boy. that's camden. he was born september 12th. drew barrymore's girl, olive, born last week. >> she played olive the reindeer in a reindeer movie. >> i wondered where that came from. and i'll bet you -- >> the depth of your drew barrymore knowledge is startling. i'm out of my element here. i didn't know how much research was involved in doing this show. >> i stayed up all night.
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>> did you really? >> and elizabeth is always the one with the extra facts. she brings them, every story. and from that delivery room to the ballroom, a great night on "dancing with the stars." sabrina bryan and louis van amstel scoring with their quick step. that was beautiful enough. but the highlight may have been kelly monaco teaching val to lift and separate in the dance move. lending him water balloons and a pink bra to show, it's not easy doing ballroom dancing when you have extra feminine charm. stephen? >> i am so glad we're doing the bra story just in time for that. it did not fit him well. did not fit him well at all. >> it's a nice segue. coming up later on on "gma," we will tell you if you have the wrong-sized bra how to make that
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right. just in case you got up on the wrong side of the bed today, we show you one of the crankiest cats trending on the internet. take a look. >> look at that face. >> even a little scratch on the belly won't make this kid cheer up. look at that. just a little cranky face. we offer you, if you're having a hard time this morning, and many of us are, it looks like ed asner. to me -- >> sam. >> i do. >> sam. >> no. >> the man's an american treasure. how dare you? >> sam. >> i was going to offer you something to cheer you up. and that would be the end of -- do we have it? you better go do some weather. >> the end of "pop news." >> big finish. >> i have the clicker. i'm not going to go anywhere. this is where we do weather, stephen. >> very exciting. >> would you like to play along? >> i would love to.
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>> that's the monitor on that side. the northeast got its first snow. there was a lot of groaning on the set. just a beautiful shot of a little bit of snow and a snowman. when you're stuck up on top of mt. washington and it starts to snow, you have nothing else to do. really and truly. that's it. we have a real feel to fall, by the way. we'll look at the numbers that are dropping. today, 80 in billings. thursday, 38 into friday. this is a real big chill. not only drops first into that montana area, but then moves to the great lakes. it will eventually sweep into a good part of the country. get ready for the cooler temperatures. l.a. about 97 degrees. san antonio, 83. here's your area of good morning, everybody, a r tuesday.tart to you it is coming down kind of have now from bethesda torts college park. it is slow going this morning on the roads.
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showers today and a rumbles of thunder possible, degrees and warmer tomorrow and will end to the rain after wednesday morning. >> welcome back. here's what's ahead on -- "morning menu." if you're looking for the right fit for that perfect bra size, something's not right at home, well, we'll fix that for you right here at "gma." plus, jenny mccarthy live. how she went from potential nun to "playboy" playmate overnight. stephen colbert is here, taking over "gma." >> i'm stunned. i'm stunned by the pace of this show. i bow down before you. your ability to segue from cats to hard news to weather.
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>> that's completely subplanted. that's okay. come back tomorrow. >> go on, about the bras. >> that the sizes on all of our bras is a scam. so, what should we all do to make sure we're getting the support we need? >> go natural. >> thank you, stephen. abc's bianna golodryga -- >> that's what i do. >> -- has the story. >> a bra this sheer, when you're belt like me? i'll try it. but i don't see how it supports. >> reporter: if your bra is anything like your life, one expert says, you probably need more support than you're getting. >> this is a 28a. >> reporter: what size is this? >> this is a 46m. >> reporter: meet linda becker, the bra lady. she's dedicated her life to being supportive and on a mission. becker says eight out of every ten women are wearing the wrong
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bra size and don't even know it. >> i realize that all of the companies, about ten years ago, changed all of the sizes. you know, they wanted you to think that your back was smaller and your breasts were bigger. >> reporter: what once was a 36d is now a 32g. how can you make sure to get the right fit? >> they should be halfway between your elbow and your shoulder. if you look in the mirror and you're lower than that, your bra is too loose. >> reporter: we asked volunteers to get fitted by our expert. look before and after. becker's advice, get fitted by a professional. she says it's a good idea to replace your bras every six months. to lengen the life of your bra, start by using the loosest hook. then, tighten it over time. there's no need to wash between each use.
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you can wear a bra seven or eight times before cleaning it. >> if your bra isn't right, it doesn't feel good. >> reporter: proof, becker says, that beauty may be skin-deep. but when it comes to support, that's priceless. for "good morning america," bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. yes, we are going to go from that to jenny mccarthy. she's pretty fearless, always funny. and in her new book, "bad habits: confessions of a recovering catholic." i think stephen is going to join in on our interview. first, a look at a trip home with juju chang. >> reporter: she's a mom, an actress, and host of reality show, "love in the wild." don't let jenny mccarthy's look fool you. she's written six best-sellers. her latest, a funny look back at
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the naughty schoolgirl who launched her career at 22. she's just posed again 24 last august. proving she's still got it. she chronicles her devout upbringing in her back. >> that's my bedroom window. >> reporter: she grew up poor with three sisters in a polish neighborhood on chicago's south side. we return to the shows she grew up in. her initials still carved in cement in the backyard. >> i see one right there. there's jenny. >> reporter: like a dig. walking up to the attic of her old bedroom, she recalls dreams of becoming a nun. >> i had a jesus poster. the pope was over there. flaming heart of jesus was over there. and i had some, i love jesus t-shirts and bags hanging up. >> reporter: jesus was your
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bieber. >> jesus was my bieber. >> reporter: she had dreams of hollywood, where she built a career for two decades. only returning recently to raise her son. for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, chicago. and joining us, now, to talk about her book "bad habits: confessions of a recovering catholic," is actress and best-selling author, jenny mccarthy. jesus was your bieber? >> jesus was my bieber. >> you wrote the first time you made out with a boy in your room, you had to cover up the jesus poster. >> i was making out with a boy. oh, my god. jesus is right behind you. so, i pasted cyndi lauper on top of jesus. and it worked. thanks. >> i, too, was raised in a very catholic household. we were not, as you call them in your book, creasters.
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they go to mass on easter and christmas. >> every day during advent and lent. always in the front row. >> so many catholic stories growing up that everyone can relate to. my biggest fear throughout the book was that i was going to be possessed by satan at any point. and i think "the exorcist," is a great way the catholic church can scare the heck out of you. really, it scared us to the bone. me and my sisters slept every night with rosaries and statues. i would have my cabbage patch dolls. i was so scared every night. >> you wanted to be a nun when you were a little girl. >> i did. >> that is until you told a nun you wanted to be a nun and a mom. >> it's only logical when you start off with a clean slate, they teach you is to do good things to get to heaven. naturally, i thought it was brilliant. why wouldn't i take the
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occupation of being a nun and get a one-way ticket to heaven. >> automatic in. >> that is until we went to the convent one day. my mom is a hairdresser. i saw what they looked like in common folk clothing. and then, had a conversation with them about what i wanted to be when i grew up, which was a mom and a nun. they told me that wasn't possible. i knew that wasn't my destiny. i had to take off the habit and put on a push-up bra. >> you also took off the push-up bra. how did you go from being a wannabe nun to "playboy" playmate? >> it was devastating in my childhood to watch my mom and dad struggle for food. where dinner was going to come from. and there's a part in the book where we thought we won a mcdonald's lottery. you know, the monopoly things.
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we thought we were rich. it was the worst three hours of our life. as time went on, i knew i would bail them out someday. and when i posed for "playboy," i went home and wrote a check out for all of their bills and moved them into the suburbs. >> you also just posed again for "playboy" at the age of 39. >> i did. >> amen. you look fantastic at 39. did you have to do anything special to get ready for that? >> no. >> i hate you. >> i had to work out, tan and starve. >> just that little thing. >> just those three things. everyone said to me in hollywood, women are done after a certain age. and we're not sexy anymore. and i think the word milf was created for a reason because women are looking great later on. i figured why not show it off one more time, as well. >> you recently moved from southern california, from hollywood, to your hometown of chicago, one of my favorite cities. i love chicago. >> it's one of the greatest things i've ever done.
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>> why did you move back? and how did that affect, evan, your son? >> growing up in chicago, people are like, a sense of community. and go to hollywood, and they're very fake. and i want evan to have the same childhood i did. hello. >> lovely to meet you. >> a fellow catholic. >> do you still have aspirations to be a none? you've dressed in black and white today. >> no. i think -- no. i think i can get into heaven some other way. >> the subtitle, "confessions of a recovering catholic." do you go to mass? >> i don't go to mass. but i believe in a lot of the things that catholics do. such as jesus, mary and god. those things. >> are you still a catholic? >> no. >> you know you're going to hell, right? >> really? >> i'm just saying. there's only one true bride of christ. it is the catholic church.
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i don't mean to bring you down at the end. it was a lovely segment. >> why don't we break some commandments together. i can teach you. >> sure. >> dare i ask? >> i covet your book sales. >> that's a lot to covet, stephen. >> i know. >> "new york times" best seller. >> it's motivation when you're a singer mom, your kid is hungry, you're going to come up with ideas to write some books. >> best midnight mass story, i set my hair on fire. yours? >> i was an alter boy. the priest would make us bury the incense from mass. >> i stole all of the money baskets. >> what? oh, my gosh. jenny mccarthy's books istores now.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> the time as the club 27. members are mourning clothes of a local professor killed in an accident in downtown d.c. was walking his dog when a car ran out onto the sidewalk and struck him. police believe the driver may had a medical emergency. he was a popular history professor in arlington. nationals fans are ecstatic as the team has won its first division title since moving here in 2005. celebration went well into the night. but lost the game last night but the nationals were able to
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the emily's thanks to a pirate win over the braves. ride out there. we see a lot of delays around the capital area. road spray with rain is not helping sauternes on your headlights. there were couple of earlier beltway, bridge and 66 he spent fairfax county parkway continues there. maryland on the bellboy at legion bridge, in of delays southbound at 27 become a solid backup. it looks wet out there and have rain drops coming down, the heaviest showers are in these areas. cloudy today with scattered showers, 74-78 and will
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possibly see rain early wednesday and much warmer the rest of the week. be back at 8:56.
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[ cheers and applause ] kenny rogers this tuesday morning. everyone in times square, loving it. everyone here -- what you're looking at right now is the colbert cam. good to see you. >> that's what i do. hello. good morning. >> hi, stephen. that's a little close for my makeup. >> what are you eating there? >> grapefruit. would you like some? >> sam? >> don't look at me, stephen. >> i'm blowing the hid off of "good morning america" this morning. i have an eye-level camera so you can see the anchors' point
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of view. look at that. isn't that fascinating? it's far less interesting than i assumed. the lid is completely blown. more lids than i hoped. there's the words we say. >> as guest co-host, you're going to get to chat with someone you've really been looking forward to. >> i'm a huge kenny rogers fan. ever since the first edition. ♪ you painted up your lips and rolled and curled your tinted hair ♪ ♪ ruby, are you contemplating going somewhere ♪ >> that's my karaoke song. it's about a guy with a shotgun plotting to kill his wife. if you want karaoke to end, sing that song. and everyone will go home. >> i'll be ordering the
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encyclopedia britainica from you. all right. fall is here, everyone. just look this way. fall's here, by the way, stephen. is there anything delicious you might do with a pumpkin? >> yes. >> there's one guy who knows how to turn that pumpkin into a patch of delightful goodness. >> ah. >> the patch of broadway farms is back. the palooza set to begin. sam, i hear it's fall outside. >> not yet. but it's fall-like. >> technically, it's autumn. if you want to get technical. it's autumn. >> okay. thank you. let's check in with george on traffic. i understand it's bumper-to-bumper, george. >> sam, save us here. >> let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to tell you about.
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we'll start with our twitter and facebook pictures. from a beautiful fresno, california, to toledo, ohio. i swear to you, the best parts of the show are not actually on the air today. they were everything else. we -- this -- >> that was somebody falling over. >> that was somebody falling off the set. there's a -- there's a -- there's a lot of rain on the eastern seaboard. and that rain is going to be around for a good part of the day today. are there any maps that go along with that? there they are. and anywhere where you see that area shaded in purple, there's locally more than two inches of rain. that will come with gusty winds. we know this is heavy rain because it has been for days now. from texas all the way through the country. pictures from nashville, what is likely to happen in the southeast. everywhere else is pretty dry. and indeed, there will be cool
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air dropping in to the middle of only about 1/10 of an inch of far but rain on and off throughout the day today. >> all of america's weather was brought to you by cvs. let's go to george and stephen. we're here to celebrate your new book. "america again: we becoming the greatness we never weren't." quite a title. >> thank you very much. it's trying to capture what america needs right now. america's perfect and it's time to fix it. >> and we eat well, too. >> america's got the best food. we have in front of us an oreo and a ho-ho. it epitomizes -- you're a brave
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man to bite that. i think that's just a prop. >> it is plastic. >> it's plastic. this epitomizes all corn-based. but all of the american major food groups. >> it is excellent. >> frosting, cream and snack cake. >> if you just fry it. >> and it's a great source of fiber. >> so, i'm going to get to the book in a second. >> oh, boy. >> we have this big debate coming up. >> everything changes tomorrow night. >> all other news stories up to tonight -- >> you were not chosen to modera moderate. what would you ask if you were? >> i would make them, like, first of all -- i would make them shoot rock, paper, scissors, who gets the first question. that's fair. i would ask them, you know, if they wore boxers or briefs. >> i will try that one. >> i would go for the big questions like that. i'm not much of a news guy,
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george. now, jim laird tomorrow night. the most boring man in news. >> he'll take offense to that. >> no, he won't. he is proudly the most boring man in news. >> he says he's going to make sure they mix it up. >> he's going to bring it? >> he is going to bring it. what should mitt romney do? he has his back against the wall. >> i think he should just lash out randomly at barack obama. maybe physically get up in his face. get up in his grille. right now, obama is the top dog. >> he is on top right now. and also on top, jon stewart, he's going to be here on thursday, debating bill o'reilly on saturday. you know both men well. who is going to win? >> jon stewart will eat bill o'reilly's liver with fava beans. >> and relish. >> and a nice chianti. >> tell us about the book. you say right now the entertainment industry is not doing its part to fix the
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economy. >> by saying -- by portraying america as the greatest country it can be. it's one of the greatest exports we have in the united states, is our entertainment industry. we need more movies spread around the world that declare america's greatness at all times. >> we'll work on that. you have everybody over there working hard on it. they have the 3d glasses. >> the book is in 3d. it's very importantly in 3d. >> it actually is. >> after "avengers" came out in 3d and had a $250 million opening weekend, i realized that 2d books aren't good anymore. looks like the pages are just turning straight at you. >> get that little cam with it, too. >> that's not how 3d works. thank you for trying. >> i tried. >> i appreciate it. those are great glasses. you all look like speed racer. >> thank you. >> i want to thank you for bringing the big sodas now. in new york, it's a little
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tougher to get these. mayor bloomberg, you think he's un-american. >> yeah. americans have, as i said, the greatest food in the world. and one of the greatest foods are our corn-based sodas. you know, you are what you eat. we are corn-based soda. and mayor bloomberg, by outlawing drinks more than 16 ounces, i think is doing something very un-american. you drink a 20-ounce coke in new york and you will be legally tasered. >> you will feel good while you're doing it. let's put you on the "hot seat," since you know so much about america. who is the sexiest woman in america? >> elizabeth vargas. >> there you go. >> unless my wife is watching. >> okay. i'm afraid that's the next one. who is the sexiest man in america? >> george stephanopoulos. you know why? lovely rug you're wearing.
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it really is. >> don't pull it. and if you could rename america, what would you call it? >> america-plus. >> the most american thing about america? >> the most american thing about america? our greatness. our exceptional greatness. which is a result of american exceptionalism, which, of course, comes from how great we are. that's a direct quote from newt gingrich. >> thing you would change about america? >> fewer states. >> why? >> same amount of land. we need two dakotas? that seems like a waste. in this tough economy, we've got to cut back. that's the loophole that romney's going to close in his budget. he's going to lose one of the virginias and one of the dakotas. >> who needs two carolinas.
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>> we proved that by kicking a li'l ass in the civil war. did we not? i have no idea what that means. i want to go on record that says i think the confederacy is wrong. i'm going to take a brave stance and say i'm against slavery. >> finally, who is the most american american? >> you're looking at him, george. i am america. >> you are america. >> i am america. >> and you are about to sing. you and kenny rogers, "islands in the stream." we'll be right back with that. >> so excited.
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and the thrill ride that is this program continues, with kenny rogers telling his remarkable life story in his new memoir "luck or something like it." a shy kid that grew up in texas to the top of the ranks in pop and country music. he has sold 125 million albums, half of them bought by my uncle paul. delighted to welcome kenny rogers back to the program. [ cheers and applause ] okay. so, this is an adoring public that, for 20 years or so, has wanted this book. why now? >> first of all, i have to tell you. i'm slightly shocked that all of the music you chose, "just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in." >> tell that story.
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before kenny rogers was the country legend, he was making psychedelic pop. >> i was doing jazz. this song was written by a friend of mine in high school. i was with the new christian minstrels. i was like, i want to record that. i can't let you do it because sammy davis jr. has it on hold. when i finally got my first edition, he let me do it. it was an incredible thing. it came at the psychedelic time of the '60s, you know? my life has been -- that's why it's called "luck or something like it," because i've been so lucky to be here and get there. and the fact i'm going to sing a duet with stephen colbert just really wraps up my life. >> that will be the topper. i want to ask about somebody else. it was a bee gees song. barry gibb wrote it.
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and dolly parton became a co-star of your life. >> i was singing "islands in the stream," and i said i don't like it anymore. he said, what we need is dolly parton. my manager had just run into her. i know where to get her. 30 minutes later, she comes marching in the studio. dolly doesn't walk anywhere. she marches. when she came in, the song was totally different after that. >> it's "luck or something like it." a memoir out. i know you've been nervous about this all morning long. let's get you over with stephen colbert. stephen, a huge deal for you, yeah? >> a huge, huge fan. >> he admitted, first of all. it's a kenny rogers song. for now, what do you say we do "islands in the stream." >> it is a karaoke song? >> kenny and stephen. here we go. ♪ islands in the stream that is what we are ♪ ♪ no one in between
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how can we be wrong ♪ ♪ sail away with me to another world ♪ ♪ and we'll rely on each other ♪ ♪ from one lover to another uh-huh ♪ >> what an honor to play dolly parton to your kenny rogers. >> dolly is history in my life. >> she is? >> me and you now. >> i need to get a better-fitting bra. >> think what we could have done if we had one of the rolls in our mouth. >> it would have been impossible with an oreo in your mouth. >> kenny admitted he was upset he was not named sexiest man in america. >> you're the sexiest senior in america. grandpa. do you have grandchildren? >> no. but -- >> you do? >> i -- >> say a prayer for me. >> absolutely. >> kenny rogers, everybody.
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[ cheers and applause ] let me just -- hi. we're back. we're live. thank you. i'm just bending the trees at the patch of broadway farms so the audience can see emeril lagasse. emeril, it is pumpkin season. and there's lots and lots of pumpkins around. i can't think of anything that tastes as delicious as a pumpkin. but you can. >> you know what we have today? three pumpkin dishes. we're going to make classic pumpkin pie. then, i have a great pumpkin soup. >> that's good.
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>> and i have a pumpkin lasagna. >> that's really good. >> with sausage, a little sage, delicious. >> you can't do this alone. and we have a special guest. stephen colbert is here to be sous chef. >> anything you need me to do. >> you start over here. you roll up dough before? >> yes, i have. >> a little flour. standard pie crust. don't worry about that. there you go. there we go. perfect. now, what we're going to do is once we put that out and we form a nice shell, we're going to do a little trick called line baking. >> those are dried beans. >> here's what we're going to do. 425 degrees. we're going to use the beans as a pie weight. >> is that for real? is that one of the professional things that keeps everything down? >> you can buy pie weights.
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>> that looks delicious. >> you can use beans. >> brilliant. >> after we blind bake that, we have ten minutes, we have a crust. now, we turn the oven down to 375. we're going to make the filling. >> are you all right over there? >> i'm in a panic. >> you've done an excellent job. >> they don't give me a lot of time here. come on. now, we're going to make the filling. >> okay. >> spatula. >> done. >> pumpkin. >> in. >> fresh. eggs. four eggs. all right. little bit of cream. you can start whisking that. >> at what point do i say bam? >> anytime you want. >> bam. >> sugar, white and brown. just get it all in there. >> you are a master in the kitchen. i can tell that right now. >> you can bam that if you want. but keep it in the bowl. >> kopow.
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>> what's something that people leave out of a pumpkin pie that makes a real difference? >> spices. cinnamon, coriander. i use a little ginger. and you put the filling in right here. all right. how is it? good? >> it's fantastic. >> oh. >> who baked that? comes out of the oven looking this delicious, right? >> exactly. pumpkin soup, delicious. i make a little herb oil. and just drizzle that. taste this. >> hot or cold? >> served hot. set it down. >> emeril, jack here, cannot get enough. i can't keep him in pie. >> one of my favorite things,
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elizabeth, have you tasted the lasagna? >> i did. it's a unique taste. >> slices of pumpkin. ricotta cheese, apple, sage. >> fantastic. >> our favorite part of the morning. >> recipes on yahoo! we'll be right back, everybody. we're here! [ giggling ] these days, nobody has time to get sick. mom, i don't feel good.
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thank you. a great crowd this morning. before we want to say our colleagues here at abc news, award winning for journalism. and congratulations to pbs, cbs, cnn and nbc. and stephen, thank you. >> thank you very much. much respect to everybody here. this is way harder than i thought. >> it's great to have you this morning. have a great day, everyone. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. @ 8:56.morning
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we have breaking news from about a borderty agent who has been killed. another edition was wounded and happened in arizona and we details cannot and known. will hold a march for the anniversary of its formation. protesters caused traffic delays k street took over yesterday morning. the giant panda appear to be progress get to the death of kurt cup last month. officials at the national zoo is -- say she went outside saturday and monday morning. let's check though traffic. >> things are not getting better. we are following an accident on
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the inner loop just past the dulles toll road. we have delays in the inner loop the beltway in virginia at the spring. interchange all the way to just before the georgetown pike. this is a live view of the american legion bridge. are maryland delays trying to the accident scene. we are very slow on the toll road to the belt way. beret and as a little bit lighter inside the beltway but very -- of the rain is a bit lighter inside the beltway. thehave your brain -- rain is west. we're looking for cloudy skies occasional showers, degrees and warmer tomorrow and a beautiful and to the week. >> thanks for watching and we pamela howzeze: it just seems le such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way.
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it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again. he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatoria. responsible for the content of this advertising.

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ABC October 2, 2012 7:00am-9:00am EDT

News/Business. George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Josh Elliott. (2012) Guest co-host Stephen Colbert; actress Jenny McCarthy; author Kenny Rogers; chef Emeril Lagasse. (HD) (CC)

TOPIC FREQUENCY Stephen Colbert 13, Kenny Rogers 10, Lyrica 8, Jenny Mccarthy 7, Cymbalta 5, Whittemore 5, Chicago 5, New York 4, Citibank 4, Hollywood 4, Romney 4, Robin 4, Elizabeth Vargas 4, Hong Kong 3, Obama 3, Washington 3, Sam 3, Becker 3, Dolly Parton 3, Stephen 3
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